Common Earth Soil Health Inc.

Putting Carbon where it belongs

Life-Sustaining Photosynthesis and Carbon

Using sunlight, water and healthy soil, plants capture and share Carbon with other organisms as the basis for all life on Earth.

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Atmospheric Carbon and Changed Climate

In the past ?? years, we’ve discharged ?? tonnes of Carbon and other minerals as greenhouse gases.  Much of this Carbon was previously stored in Earth’s crust and was released by cutting forests, combusting fossil fuels, and cultivating farmland.  Atmospheric Carbon and other greenhouse gases now form a thick atmospheric blanket holding excess heat around Earth, increasing temperatures, changing climate, and threatening life.

Carbon From Atmosphere to Soil

Healthy soil contains ?? to ?? of Carbon in each hectare.  By complementing nature and photosynthesis to capture Carbon in soil and plants, we can move ?? tonnes of greenhouse gas Carbon back to where it belongs:  in healthy soil.

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Benefits of Carbon-Rich Soil

Soil-captured Carbon:

  • mitigates accumulations of atmospheric Carbon, greenhouse gases and Earth’s heat

  • generates nutrient-rich soils that support all forms of plant, animal and human life on Earth.

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“When we eliminate plants like we do with modern industrial farming, we eliminate microbial and plant life.  Living plants in the soil, as a green cover year-round, support the microbes that create fertile soil with high nutrient status and high water-holding capacity.”  

- Soil scientist Dr. Christine Jones

Carbon-Rich Soil from Regenerative Agriculture

Carbon promotes exchanges of minerals and nutrients between soil and plants.  We enrich soils and foods when we apply these regenerative agricultural practices:

  • Minimize disturbance of the surface

  • Cover with plant life year-round

  • Keep live roots year-round

  • Grow and rotate a diverse mix of plants

  • Integrate grazing livestock

 

Applying regenerative practices on Earth’s 5 billion hectares of farmable land, we can annually pull ?? tonnes of Carbon from the atmosphere and capture it in our soil to:

  • reduce accumulations of greenhouse gas and heat, and mitigate climate change

  • enrich our soils and food.

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“We must make the adoption of regenerative agriculture available for all farmers from all backgrounds.  We must educate not only farmers and ranchers but all society as to these concepts which are rooted in indigenous knowledge.  It is not just about emission reductions.  It’s about our land’s resilience and ability to function. Regenerating our soil ecosystem is the most cost-effective investment we can make to mitigate climate change and heal society.” 

- Farmer and Author Gabe Brown, March 2021

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Common Earth and Regenerative Agriculture

Common Earth Soil Health is actively demonstrating, modeling and replicating regenerative agriculture practices globally to put Carbon where it belongs:  in Earth’s soils.

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“About 10 years ago my daughter and I saw a presentation by then-CEO of Rodale Institute Dr. Tim Lasalle that changed our lives.  He talked about the ability of carbon sequestration and regenerative agriculture to be a possible answer to the existential threat of climate change.  I thought I was pretty smart about environmental matters.  But I’d never even heard of the concept of using photosynthesis and carbon sequestration and regenerative agriculture to draw carbon down from the atmosphere and put it back into the sink whence it came.  I came home from that presentation and my wife and I concluded that we would devote our lives to regenerative agriculture because that is what gives us hope that we can respond to the threat of climate change.” 

- Tom